Churning Cards? Don’t Let Your Priority Pass Lapse

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Priority Pass Lapse is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


I call out lousy Priority Pass lounges when I encounter them (see Priority Pass Jakarta Lounge Review: Yuck). The karma of being so harsh came back to bite me when I attempted to access the Preludium Executive Lounge, a Priority Pass lounge, in Warsaw. I presented my pass only to find that it had expired. I called Amex who told me that my Priority Pass membership was linked to my Mercedes Platinum, a card that I had canceled the day before my trip started. I activated it on my Charles Schwab Platinum but was told that I could not get a membership number immediately. I had this conversation in front of the lounge attendant in the hopes that she would still let me in. She did not. This experience should 1) serve as a reminder to everyone who churns to make sure your Priority Pass is linked to your current card. 2) Serve as a reminder that lounge is better than no lounge.

No lounge review will be coming.

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